Category Archives: Events

New study to investigate benefits of online treatment of anxiety and depression

The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Psychology has begun the search for participants in a trial to see whether anxiety and/or depression can be treated online. Read more: Silicon Republic

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Stephen Lowry: first man in Ireland to get bionic hand

Stephen Lowry, 51, is now the owner of a revolutionary new bionic prosthetic hand, believed to be the first of its kind in use on the island of Ireland. The Bebionic hand is made by Leeds-based company RSL Steeper and was … Continue reading

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The 10th National Health Summit (Dublin)

Ireland’s most important annual healthcare management summit brings together the range of stakeholders in the management and delivery of Ireland’s health service to discuss and debate the ever-changing healthcare environment. In 2014, they will have three separate tracks: Health Insurance, Hospital … Continue reading

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e-Health and Care Strategy: Northern Ireland

A public engagement process on a preliminary outline of the e-Health and Care Strategy for Northern Ireland is beginning. The eHealth and Care strategy was initiated by the DHSSPS to provide an overarching strategy covering all aspects of eHealth and Care, … Continue reading

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Health Hack Belfast 2014

This years Health Hack Belfast will focus on medication management; using technology to addressing obstacles that can prevent patients, carers and professionals from following directions, adhering to and complying with medicines best practice. For those not already aware of Health … Continue reading

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First Horizon 2020 calls for eHealth projects launched

The European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020 program, worth more than €15 billion over the first two years. eHealth is well represented in this. Researchers and innovators in ICT for health and … Continue reading

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Patients’ records for clinical trials could be shared between NI and New York!

  Patients’ records could be shared between Northern Ireland and New York as part of a proposal to improve healthcare and research. Health Minister, Edwin Poots was recently in the US for high-level talks about developing the collaboration with the New York … Continue reading

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DecaWave launches first indoor location tracking chip – with 10cm precision!

Dublin-headquartered DecaWave (which we covered before at an earlier stage of the company’s development) has launched the first chip of its ScenSor DW1000 wireless family. The company said it was the first integrated circuit on the market to electronically identify the specific … Continue reading

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Twitter Alerts launched among Emergency Services in Ireland and UK

Twitter has launched a new ‘Twitter Alerts’ system to enable police and emergency services to get critical information to the right people at the right time. The UK’s 47 police forces and An Garda Síochána have signed up for the … Continue reading

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European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

The recent DHSSPS Press Release on 2nd European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Conference can be accessed here.

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Technology to trigger memories and communication scoops award

Julia O’Rourke has just won the Clinical Innovation Award 2013, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Cleveland Clinic, for technology called REMPAD, which supports ‘reminiscence activity’ for older people and those with dementia. She spoke to Silicon Republic’s Claire O’Connell about the … Continue reading

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EU-US Connected Health Conference

Here’s some catch-up news from the third EU-US Connected Health Conference, which was part of the recent Connected Health Week in Boston: Stormont adds weight to US push for improved healthcare – Belfast Telegraph Health Minister Promotes Northern Ireland For ‘Connected … Continue reading

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TMED Health Challenge 2013 Winners Announced

Five companies developing healthcare and lifestyle projects pitched against each other in the final of the TMED Health Challenge 2013, which took place as part of this year’s CultureTECH festival. The TMED Health Challenge 2013 developed in partnership with C-TRIC, … Continue reading

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ActivAge conference registration open

The ActivAge conference is a joint initiative between The Digital Hub and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. The conference will explore the role of technology in supporting healthy ageing.  It will bring together clinicians, tech innovators, entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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NI’s Competence Centre launched in Connected Health

In February 2012 we reported on the formation of a ‘Connected Health Innovation Centre’ (CHIC) for Northern Ireland.  This week the centre was officially launched by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. CHIC is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from … Continue reading

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